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Hogue Avenger™ System: Fixed Barrel Replacement Upper for 1911 Pistols.

This one’s interesting. Brought to you by the fine people at Hogue grips, the Avenger™ system/kit, a fixed barrel upper (slide, barrel, and associated parts) for 1911 pistols, is a patents-pending system that eliminates the need for precision fitting a conventional 1911 slide and barrel. You can read all about the… Hogue Avenger™ system by clicking on this link. We’ll ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD (X-Treme Duty) Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of compact and subcompact pistols (see story below), DefRev also has yet to run the XD (X-treme Duty) pistols by Springfield Armory. The two models we’re most interested in evaluating are the 4 inch service model XD pistol and the 3 inch Sub-Compact XD pistol. The 3" subcompact XD pistol might actually be the most ... Read More »

CZ P-01 Compact and CZ 2075 RAMI Subcompact Pistols

If you’re a fan of the CZ-75 pistol, you might want to take a look at the new CZ P-01 pistol that was designed for the Czech national police. Instead of the CZ-75’s 1911-style frame-mounted sweep-down manual thumb safety, the CZ P-01 utilizes a frame-mounted manual decocker. "Guns & Ammo" recently published this article on the CZ P-01 pistol. It’s ... Read More »

Limited Edition Naval Specwar (NSW) Sig-Sauer P226-9-Navy Pistol

SIGARMS, Inc. (SIG-Sauer) has issued the following press release: "SIGARMS® Offers Limited Run of Authentic Navy SEAL Pistols. Special Operations Warrior Foundation to receive up to $100,000 from sale of P226 pistol. EXETER, New Hampshire – Feb 2, 2004 – SIGARMS® Inc. has released a limited number of specially serialized P226 pistols identical to those supplied to the U.S. Navy ... Read More »

Addendum: ”World’s First .50 Cal. 1911 Pistol” by Guncrafter Industries, LLC

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev just received a very informative update about the "Model No.1" .50 Cal. (50 GI) 1911 pistol from Alex Zimmermann, owner/CEO of Guncrafter Industries, LLC, via email. You can read it by clicking on "Read More" (hypertext) below… "David, The below listed information has a little more information than the web site. Feel free to extract ... Read More »

Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.

by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be ... Read More »

Colt Model 1911 Pistol and Early Prototypes

The following is an advertisement that was submitted to Defense Review anonymously. Normally we don’t publish anonymous posts–and especially advertisements. However, we’re making an exception here as a courtesy to our members and readers who may have an interest in reading about the history of the Colt 1911 pistol and its precursors. We’ll research the source. Here it is: "Just ... Read More »

The True Story of the Beretta M9 Pistol.

by Tim Chandler “You’re not a S.E.A.L. ‘till you have eaten Italian steel…” Anonymous Thus begins the sordid tale of the M9 that is oft repeated in gun shops and firearms related web-boards the nation over. Anyone who asks questions about the Beretta M9/92 pistol long enough will inevitably hear about how a bunch of S.E.A.L. team members were killed/maimed/deformed ... Read More »

9x23mm/.38 TJ 1911 Pistol Concept: Better Solution than Kimber .45 ACP 1911 Pistol for USMC MARSOC/MCSOCOM Det 1 Unit?

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2003 Last updated on 10/11/11. The 1911 pistol that Kimber is currently supplying to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MARSOC/Special Operations Command Detachment 1 operators, according to reports, differs from the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in several key respects (The following information is, as yet, unconfirmed/unverified): 1) It utilizes Kimber's Series ... Read More »

Joe Bonar, 1959-2003. Joe, We Will Miss You.

by David Crane I literally just found out about this. Joe Bonar was killed recently in a car accident that was, from reports we’ve heard, caused by another driver. Thank God Joe’s young son, who was in the car with him at the time, only suffered minor injuries, (again, according to reports). Joe was a master gunsmith, the top pistolsmith ... Read More »